Curbing the College Cost: In light of National Scholarship Month, college and career programming and resources coordinator Melinda Stephan explains process for scholarships

Melinda Stephan

Emily Sandy

November 15, 2019

What are the different types of scholarships? Need-based aid is based on your family’s finances, meaning you can get a grant or a scholarship based on your need. There are also what we call merit-based scholarships. That’s based not usually on finances, but on your academic performance, your ath...

An Educated Investment. Students should consider the merits of attending more expensive undergraduate colleges.

An Educated Investment. Students should consider the merits of attending more expensive undergraduate colleges.

Angela Sun, Social Media Editor

February 23, 2017

For most seniors across the nation, the financial aspect of a college is the number one determining factor in choosing a college to attend. That is why, especially for Indiana residents, in-state institutions are extremely attractive options, and I completely understand the appeal. For me, as a future ...

College Considerations. Students should consider more than just price when looking at private colleges.

College Considerations. Students should consider more than just price when looking at private colleges.

Adam Gostomelsky, Section Editor

February 23, 2017

Public vs. private, the great college debate. “Why spend over $60,000 when you can go to IU for $24,000?” Often, people want to dismiss private colleges due to the cost. To be fair, in Indiana, with excellent public schools like Purdue and IU, which rank at the top in several of the most popular ...

Counseling Center to prepare for AP exams, scholarship banquet


March 30, 2014

According to counselor Bettina Cool, the counseling center is beginning to organize AP exams and the scholarship banquet for seniors on May 22. Cool and four other counselors organize the exams by putting together the test booklets, assigning rooms and hiring test proctors. Additionally, the c...

Financial Aid Night takes place Jan. 23

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January 23, 2014

The school will host a Financial Aid Night for seniors on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, according to College and Career counselor Linda Christy. The event will provide information for college-bound seniors about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities, including the FAFSA. “FAFSA...

Guest Speaker Ken Larose to come for seniors on Oct. 16 while other grades take standardized tests

Student Body President George Gemelas works on a computer to prepare issues to discuss with the administration. Gemelas said he hopes that senior attendance will improve this year on PSAT day, but is doubtful. HUANG/PHOTO


October 13, 2013

Ken Larose, associate athletic director at Butler University, has been invited to speak to seniors on Oct. 16, the day that the PSAT will be administered to the juniors and sophomores and the PLAN for freshmen, according to Principal John Williams. Seniors will rotate from three sessions, each lasting...

HiLite staff members earn individual awards in Quill and Scroll contest

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April 17, 2012

Ten HiLite staff members earned awards in the 2012 International Writing/Photo Contest sponsored by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and Quill and Scroll. There was a total of 3,039 entries in 12 divisions, and 401 individual student winners were selected in the different categories. In addit...

Many local scholarships now available to students


February 26, 2012

Since the beginning of February, many local scholarships have opened up for applications, according to counseling department chairperson Linda Skafish. While students can get school-specific scholarships directly from the school they wish to attend, a second type of scholarship is available through...

CEF processing scholarship applications, recipients to be announced May 19


May 13, 2011

The Carmel Education Foundation will announce senior scholarship recipients on May 19 on their annual scholarship night. Seniors who applied for the CEF scholarships should await contact from the CEF. The CEF offers over sixty scholarships every year to seniors. Dorothy Ilgen, Executive Director of...

CCPL to host college financial aid workshop March 29


March 22, 2011

On March 29, parents and students are welcome to attend a college financial aid workshop at the Carmel Clay Public Library (CPPL). It will teach parents about saving up for college using several resources. “We’ve had this event every year for the most part,” librarian Hope Baugh said. “Parents...

CHS receives letter of praise from IU Bloomington


October 4, 2010

Carmel High School received a letter last month from the director of scholarships at Indiana University Bloomington. According to Superintendent Jeff Swensson, the letter praised Carmel High School for having the largest number of students from any school earning scholarships. Although the total scholarship...